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Daniel Webster Elementary School

School code number: 497
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

655 De Haro Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107 (temporary location)
Neighborhood: Potrero Hill
Phone: 415-695-5787
Fax: 415-826-6813
School Loop: dwes-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Moraima Machado

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Webster's school building Morning circle with Principal Machado

Daniel Webster is a school community where all of us--staff, students, are actively learning and participating in the educational process. We strive to create a nurturing and caring environment of mutual trust where all individuals feel safe and secure. We are responsible, respectful and appreciate diversity. We work cooperatively by solving problems and thinking critically to continuously improve our school. Our goal is to provide students with high academic standards in an environment that validates their potential and their culture. All students are taught a challenging exciting curriculum in an environment that encourages risk taking, being inquisitive and going beyond. At Daniel Webster, we learn together and learning is contagious. We know that when students are surrounded by people who praise them, recognize their strengths and needs, and treat them with dignity and respect, they are motivated to achieve.

Daniel Webster is proud of its culturally diverse student population. Daniel Webster is a welcoming and supportive community. Our staff, parents and students work cooperatively to provide and maintain a positive school climate. We are committed to constant, open communication about what we are doing to meet the needs of all students, how it is working, and plans of action. We believe that two-way communication is the key to sustaining our efforts toward a culture of service and support.

School Tours

Located at 465 Missouri on Potrero Hill, this gem of a school offers Spanish Immersion as well as General Education (English).  On the tour, you will meet parents, see classroom teachers in action and meet the principal, Moraima Machado.

You are welcome to join the morning circle at 8:40 AM and see how we begin our day as a school community with the slogan "Today I pledge to be, the best possible me!"

A group of committed parents and teachers have brought in enhanced arts programming to the school (my 4th grader is involved on producing and performing an opera!), Play Works for teaching fair play on the school grounds, outdoor education trips for the 4th and 5th grades, Smart Boards, and a great after school program with Tree Frog Treks.  Things are happening at Daniel Webster! 

For more information and to sign-up for a tour, please contact the office at (415) 695-5787.

Uniforms

White shirts, navy blue pants or skirt with blue sweaters.

Before-School Programs

Before care: 8:10-8:40 am

Afterschool Programs

EXCEL/After-School Enrichment Program provides a safe, healthy, nurturing and enrichment environment to for school-aged children from 2:40 to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Students participate in enrichment classes that include: Afro/Brazilian Dance, digital sound arts, Tree Frog treks, art, theatre arts, nutrition/gardening.

SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time 
Program: K-5th grade, 2:30PM-6:00PM, 8:00AM-6:00PM (Spring Break & Summer), (415) 920-5076.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Elementary Dual Language Immersion Pathway (Spanish, K-5)

Student Support Programs

Reading Partners:We are pleased to work with Reading Partners, a non profit organization that mathches community volunteers with stuggling readers. Students receive two-45-minute, one-on-one tutoring sessions each week with a trained volunteer.

Literacy Specialist: Provides small group reading intervention to students who are below grade level reading expectations.

Learning Support Professiona/Social workerl:Daniel Webster benefits from the on-campus presence of a social worker who assists students,staff and families with behavioral issues and other challenges that impact learning.

Librarian: our dedicated librarian guides each child to interesting and appropriate reading materials.

G.A.T.E Program:identified students receive differentiated assignments that are based on the core curriculum but expand the depth and complexity of their learning. During our Weekday Morning GATE time, students explore a variety of scientific and technological concepts through exciting visual and tactile projects such us Robotics and  Engino Building System.

Arts and Enrichment

I.- Integrated Arts Curriculum: Our students receive a well-rounded arts experience, incluiding dance,art and music.

School Day Academic Enrichment

I.- Integrated Arts Curriculum:

  • Fine Arts: Grades 1-5 receive fine arts instruction once a week.
    Drama: Students receive a weekly drama class.
    Dance: Grades K-5 receive at least 6-8 dance classes per year.
    Instrumental Music: Grades 3-5 receive instrumental music once a week.
    Music Theory: 4th and 5th grade students are taught music theory once a week.

Leadership: We are proud to have a number of programs which buils leadership skills and teach conflict resolution and team work.

  • Peacemakers Program: 4th and 5th graders receive training in conflict resolution and positive communication. They are empowered during lunch and recess to be peace mediators.
  • Playworks: provides organized games and sports during recess for all grades to promote positive play, leadership and self-esteem.